Status of Director review requests

Director review requests are uploaded into the corresponding case as Exhibit 3100 and are available on Patent Trial and Appeal Board End to End (PTAB E2E) system for processing America Invents Act (AIA) reviews typically within a week of the receipt of the request. Director review requests are also compiled in the spreadsheet below. The spreadsheet includes the date the Director review request was received, the case number of the proceeding, the requesting party, the involved parties, the status of the request, and the date of the most recent status. This spreadsheet will be updated monthly.

Director review granted – proceedings

Below are the proceedings in which Director review has been granted, either based on a party's request or sua sponte.

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Nested Bean, Inc. v. Big Being Pty Ltd, IPR2020-01234
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 34 (January 24, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 36 (June 17, 2022)
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OpenSky Industries, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01064
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 17 (December 23, 2021)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 41 (June 7, 2022)
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Patent Quality Assurance, LLC v. VLSI Technology LLC, IPR2021-01229
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 10 (January 26, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 31 (June 7, 2022)
MED-EL Elektromedizinische Geräte Ges.m.b.H. v. Advanced Bionics AG, IPR2020-01016 & IPR2021-00044 
  • Decision subject to Director review – Paper 42 (March 31, 2022)
  • Order granting Director review –  Paper 43 (June 1, 2022)
Apple, Inc. v. Personalized Media Communications, LLC, IPR2016-00754 & IPR2016-01520
  • Decision subject to Director review request – Paper 41 (February 15, 2018)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 50 (March 3, 2022)
Ascend Performance Materials Operations, LLC v. Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., IPR2020-00349
  • Decision subject to Director review request – Paper 53 (July 15, 2021)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 57 (November 1, 2021)
  • Post-Director review Termination and Order – Paper 64 (March 3, 2022)
Proppant Express Investments, LLC v. Oren Technologies, LLC, IPR2018-00733
  • Decision subject to Director review request – Paper 80 (September 12, 2019)
  • Order granting Director review – Paper 95 (November 18, 2021)
  • Post-Director review Final Written Decision on Remand (Public Version) – Paper 96 (March 24, 2022)

For more information on the Director review process, visit the Interim process for Director review page.